Mattie

Mattie Frank Carraway

July 31, 2021

Mattie Frank Carraway passed away at Cross Road Retirement Community in Asheboro, North Carolina on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Mattie Frank was born on October 13, 1941, in Whiteville, North Carolina to William Walter and Eutha Adams Carraway. When she was three years old, she and her family moved to Fletcher Community near McColl, South Carolina. In 1959 she graduated as salutatorian at McColl High School and went on to major in English at Women’s College (now known as University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in 1964. Mattie Frank dedicated her entire thirty-two-year career as a social worker advocating for both adults and children while working in Sumter County, South Carolina and Scotland County, North Carolina. After her retirement, she wrote the beloved local article, “Think on These Things” for the weekly published Herald-Advocate newspaper in Bennettsville, South Carolina. She was a life-long member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church in McColl, South Carolina. She served Pine Grove in many capacities but is remembered by many as their adult Sunday School teacher and Lay Leader. Within Fletcher Community, Mattie Frank was affectionally known as “The Cat Lady”. She rescued and nurtured many cats and kittens over the years. Mattie was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her sister Betty Carraway Lee (Charles) of Asheboro, North Carolina, niece Betsy Lee White (Charlie) and nephew Rev. Dr. Charlie Lee (Lindsay). She is survived by great-nephew Jackson Lee, and great-nieces Eliza Lee and Tatum White. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 1:00 PM at the New Hope Memorial Gardens, Asheboro, NC with the Rev. Randy Bowers and Rev. Lynda Ferguson officiating. Due to a rise in COVID cases, the family respectfully requests that you wear a mask to the service. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Cross Road Retirement Community and Hospice of Randolph County for the love and attention that was given to Mattie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials gifts be sent to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Earl Hood, Treasurer, 2273 Hwy 177, Wallace, South Carolina 29596; Cross Road Retirement Community, Resident and Employee Benevolent Fund, 1302 Old Cox Road, Asheboro, NC 27205; or Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27205.
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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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New Hope Memorial Gardens, Asheboro, NC

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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